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Diversity & Inclusion

At Furman, we embrace meaningful diversity and equality as embodied by both implicit values and explicit practices in all of our endeavors. As a university community, we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff from every walk of life.

For Furman, diversity goes beyond any single category and includes the full range of differences that encompass all that makes us unique, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, religion, worldview and many others.

On Sept. 7, 2020, Furman President Elizabeth Davis announced the creation of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Black Life at Furman.

Read the announcement

On June 29, 2020, the university received a petition from a group of Black alumni requesting that the university take a number of actions to address campus culture and racism at Furman. The university replied, acknowledging and agreeing with their concerns, and enumerated steps to address the issues.

Read the university’s reply

If you feel you have experienced, witnessed or have knowledge of a bias incident, please complete the bias incident report.

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Institutional Commitment

Furman has made an institutional commitment to pursue community equity and campus diversity.

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Diversity on Campus

We are a community of learning enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of our students.

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